FEBRUARY 2001: HEY YOU!!! PSSST, IT'S A NEW TRAITORS SONG!!! IT'S CALLED "SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT" AND IT'S KINDA SCARY 'CUZ IT'S REALLY DUMB BUT IT'S COMING TRUE IN THE NEW AGE OF BUSHIT!!! THE THEFT OF VOTES, AN ELECTION SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDERS, AND THE FAKE "ENERGY CRISIS" ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF THIS LATEST ALL-OUT ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. THE MOST HIGH REVEREND PAT ROBERTSON'S 700 CLUB 10,000 YEAR OLD EARTH MEANS IT'S TIME FOR N RON TO CASH IN BIG AND TAKE THE AIR WE BREATHE, THE WATER WE DRINK AND THE FOOD WE EAT TO THE NEXT LEVEL: TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE PLANET AS WE KNOW IT AND THE CREATION OF A GENETICALLY-MUTATED FAITH-BASED MAD-COW ONES AND ZEROS CLASS OF DRONE WORKERS/TAXPAYERS WHO ARE COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON THE DEATH-BASED UNCLE TOM EDISON ELECTRIC CHAIR CORPORATE POWER GRID WHICH BREATHES LIFE INTO EVERY ASPECT OF THE THE DRONE/WORKERS COMPUTER-CHIP DRIVEN/BIOMORPHIC EVERYDAY ZEROS AND ONES TORTURES. ALL LEGAL AND UPHELD AS SUCH BY A NEO-CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN PARTISAN WANNABE SLAVE OWNER PHARMACEUTICAL SHILL WHO LOST TO A DEAD MAN. AND IF YOU THINK THAT'S BAD, JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE COMMUTING THROUGH DOWNTOWN BWANACHAFUNGATUMBO, ON YOUR WAY TO THE ABORTION CLINIC!!(END TRANSMISSION-02/05/01)------- ====================================================== ------------------------------------------------------ ====================================================== (Return to Original Bio) Punk band active in Southern California, 1980-1983, re-formed on July 4, 2000. Released "Kill the Hostages" on the Putrid label during the Iranian hostage crisis, which started during the Carter administration and ended, after 444 days, the day Reagan became president. The 45, b/w "Red Alert," is now a rare collectible. The Traitors then appeared on the pioneering Los Angeles public access music show "New Wave Theater," featuring the late Peter Ivers, and played "Red Alert." A six song ep entitled "No More Heroes or Gods" was released on the Veracious Records label in 1982. "I Hate Sports" featured Don Preston, one of Zappa's Mothers of Invention, on piano, and Sam "Sluggo" Phipps, of Oingo Boingo, on sax solo. The band also played out as the Antinomians and then mutated into The Hundredth Monkey after the release of the "No More Heroes..." ep. The Hundredth Monkey released a 45 (Quicksand b/w Rugged Individual-produced by Geza X) and LP (both vinyl) on the Veracious Records label. Benedict Arnold and the Traitors are now re-formed, including original founding members Stephen Stink, Cash Cobra and Tim Konspiracy, and are playing live and recording in 2000! PRESS REVIEWS--GRAB A CHEESEBURGER AND READ THESE REVIEWS, FROM "THEN" AND "NOW":(1)"Benedict Arnold and the Traitors new single 'Kill the Hostages' is one of the few independent U.S. releases that makes a total break with American Cheezeburgerpunk, registering a million on the unpatriotic shock scale...This record has got to be the 'RocknRoll High School' of the real world...(a) new classic" -- from Graphic Equalizer, as published in Overthrow, Volume III No. 1 (1980). (2) "Awesome 'cheeseburgerpunk' in the same wonderful vein as Vom. These guys were around in Southern California in the early-80s, doing a good job of pissing off people with anthems like, 'Kill the Hostages' (in reaction to the Iranian hostage crisis), 'White Boy Singing Ska,' and 'I Hate Sports.' If you listen to the lyrics, these guys are actually much smarter than they come off in their crashing, bashing two minutes songs. Benedict Arnold and the Traitors were just one of the many great Punk bands exploding with anger and energy in the early-80s. Sadly overlooked, terribly underrated. Granted, they're not the best Punk band in the world and are far from the best musicians, but that's exactly what makes them so great. Their passion alone carries them well past many of the big Punk bands of then and now." --Mark Murrmann writing for Listen.com, May, 2000.